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Ovarian cancer: subtle not silent
[00:00:00] Okay. We talked about the fact that ovarian cancer is not silent. It is subtle, and that there's no screening test. Why do I hate saying silent again? Because when people say it's a silent killer, that means to women, there's nothing you can do about it. You just have to suck it up and accept when it happens, which is a big fat no, in my opinion.
I think it also kind of allows society to just, as I say, throw it aside. Let's not throw it aside. Why do I say subtle? Because the symptoms are very common, very pervasive, and some something that women will experience on a potentially daily, weekly, monthly basis. And that's why they often will blow it off.
Women are summarily taught to take care of everyone else, to take care of their partners, their spouses, their parents, their children, their homes, everything else. And so when we have symptoms like bloating or pain or pressure, we tend to say, Because I drank too much wine. Well, it's because I ate food that really bothered my stomach without actually saying, wait a minute.
I did drink wine, but that was four nights ago. I haven't drank it in four nights. Wine four nights later really [00:01:00] shouldn't be bothering your stomach that much. For me, if I eat a lot of carbohydrates like bread, it really bothers my stomach. But if I ate bread today and three days from now, I'm still feeling bloated.
That's probably not the bread. Now, does that mean you should be riddled with paranoia if you're having bloating or pain or pressure? No, because never in the history of ever has paranoia helped. So if you have bloating or pain or pressure that lasts more than two weeks, you call your doctor and say, I need an ultrasound.
Do not fear that you have ovarian cancer, cuz you likely don't. But that's the only way we'll find it.